About Johannah Barton
I live in Bayside Melbourne and am married with two young boys. After 15 years in the Corporate world I came to the realisation that I had acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience that could help other women achieve their business dreams. I aim to make the process of delivering an effective website as straight-forward and easy as possible. Business Coaching is the magic piece to the puzzle, without it a website is simply static pages with text and images. I love my clients and my business. The satisfaction I gain in supporting women to reach their business goals is beyond words.
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Ph: +61 400 650 667
About Confetti Design
Confetti Design is based in Bayside Melbourne and offers affordable website packages and business coaching. We help women in small business build their dreams! Confetti Design takes care of everything to get your website up and running; from registering the domain name, hosting the site, organising logo and brand identity, photography, to engaging a copywriter. My goal is to make the process of delivering a dream website as straightforward and as easy as possible. I look to create beautiful online experiences that will attract and enthrall your perfect customer. Once you have launched I can support you with business coaching to ensure you grow your business.
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Q & A with Johannah Barton
What’s the story behind your business?
After reading Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Now, discover your strengths’, I came to the realisation that after 15 years in corporate life I had acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience that could help other women with their business. Confetti Design came together like a jigsaw puzzle: with skills, passion, niche, and market gap that combines a great service offering for women. From idea to launch it took 6 months.
What was your first job?
I was 14, it was the 80’s and I was in love with the Italian designer, Giorgio Armani. My first job was ironing garments in a New Zealand fashion designer’s workroom. I loved being in the environment, and thought it was the beginning of my career as a famous fashion designer!
When you decided to start your own business, what was your big “why”?
I watched Simon Sinek’s TED talk on “Starting with ‘why’” during the idea phase and it was so inspiring. My greater ‘why’ was immediately evident, to be of value to women in business. I want to help woman be as successful as they can. To pass on what I knew in order to help them develop clear business strategies, goals, package their skills, voice and expertise into valuable products and services is my big ‘why’.
What have you had to give up?
I had to give up the security of a great corporate role that provided stable income, a fantastic and flexible Managing Director and regular hours.
Your proudest achievement to date?
If we are talking about business, that would have to be my launch day. The fact that I had an idea and had brought it to life is an amazing sense of achievement. I felt proud that I had followed through, and can also use that experience to support other woman to achieve their ideas.
What are some of the most exciting projects you’ve worked on?
One project started as a conversation with a woman who had a great idea for a business and wanted a website. As part of the discovery for the site requirements it became evident she would really benefit from business coaching as well. This was exciting because I helped her overcome some challenges in decision making and have better clarity of her business dreams. We have worked together from day one of the idea and now she is running her own successful business that provides her flexibility and satisfaction. Another project that was really exciting was helping a woman develop her brand, product offering and determine her market niche. This client is based in Hong Kong and Europe, and the added complexity of communication made it challenging and exciting for me to ensure her service experience was in no way affected by the distance.
What would you tell your younger self not to do?
Don’t ignore your intuition. There is no such thing as a bad idea, it’s all in the execution.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Keep asking questions until you ask the right question. This advice has helped me correctly determine the situation, unearth client blockages to achieve goals. The result is that a solution appears effortlessly. Einstein made these observations once: “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I would use the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”
What’s next for you and your business?
I look to broaden my coaching services by developing Mastermind Coaching Groups for women. These network groups will support women in being accountable for their business and it’s continued growth. Having been involved in two already, they have been an essential part of my business success.